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Barry, Iris

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1895-1969) UK-born poet and author, in US from 1930; she lived with Wyndham Lewis for several years from around 1920, having two children with him. She was primarily a writer on film – D W Griffith: American Film Master (1940 chap) was published by the Museum of Modern Art in New York – and was also instrumental as an archivist for MOMA. In her sf novel, The Last Enemy (1929; vt Here Is Thy Victory 1930), involuntary Immortality afflicts humans in the south of England. [JC]

Iris Barry

born Washwood Heath, near Birmingham, England: 1895

died Marseilles, France: 22 December 1969


  • The Last Enemy (Indianapolis, Indiana: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929) [hb/uncredited]


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